Once upon a time, there was a world with ocean…
Oak Park, CA
2018, High School, Art
The first thing that popped up in my mind after reading about climate impacts on the ocean was those graceful, mesmerizing ocean creatures. What will happen to them if the ocean continues getting warmer? I decided to draw for them. I tried to illustrate the movement of those beautiful ocean creatures flying to the sky like angels, leaving the dark, polluted world. The golden ring above the whale’s head represents its death, which is caused by the polluted, hot ocean. The movement of whales flying to the sky represents their forced migration, yet this time it is not just from one place to another; it is from the earth to a new world, or sadly, the heavens. In order to emphasize the topic of climate change, I drew a melting earth. I want to draw this art to let people reflect on the question: if one day there are no longer oceans or ocean creatures, will you be regretful? I drew the little baby to represent the next generation and its unwillingness to let go of the whales; he tries to catch the whales but fails to bring them back, and this can happen to humans if they continue damaging the ocean. The top of the art represents a new, hopeful world, yet the bottom represents a dark world--the polluted earth.